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- Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick
- Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan
- Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall
- Mark Harmon & Pam Dawber
- Jamie Lee Curtis & Christopher Guest
- Keith Richards & Patti Hansen
- Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne
- Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
- Meryl Streep & Don Gummer
- Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness
- Honorable Mention: Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn
- 20 Celebrity Couples Who Have Been Together Forever
- 1 Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
- 2 Beyoncé and Jay Z
- 3 Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
- 4 Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
- 5 Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
- 6 Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
- 7 Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
- 8 Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
- 9 Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
- 10 Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
- 11 David and Victoria Beckham
- 12 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
- 13 Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
- 14 Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
- 15 Mark Wahlberg and Rea Durham
- 16 Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber
- 17 Elton John and David Furnish
- 18 Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa
- 19 Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
- 20 Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
- Married Hollywood Couples That Will Make You Believe In Happy Endings
- Steve and Nancy Carell
- Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
- John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
- 10 Celebrity Couples Who Are Still Together — Plus Some Tips
- 1. Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
- 2. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
- 3. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
- 4. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
- 5. Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
- 6. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
- 7. Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
- 8. Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld
- 9. Denzel and Pauletta Washington
- 10. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
- Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
- Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
- Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
- Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
- Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
- Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
- Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
- Barack and Michelle Obama
- David and Victoria Beckham
- Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
- Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
- Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
- Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady
Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick
Married: September 4, 1988 – present
Duration: 30 years
How you know them: She’s The Closer. He’s the baby-faced star of FOX’s The Following, along with dozens—hundreds? thousands?—of movies like Footloose, Apollo 13, and Mystic River.
How they met: Filming the play Lemon Sky for PBS in the late ‘80s. Sedgwick wasn’t too fond of Bacon at first (“He wasn’t very friendly, he had an attitude.”), and he knew it (“I was more into her than she was into me. I think she found me cocky and pretentious.”). He asked her out a few times. She eventually broke down, and they married months later.
Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan
Married: July 16, 1988 – present
Duration: 30 years
How you know them: He’s played Marty McFly, Alex P. Keaton, and many more all-American wiseasses. She’s a film and TV actress whose most notable role was playing Fox’s girlfriend on Family Ties. They’re both heavily involved in funding research for Parkinson’s Disease, which Fox has been battling since 1991.
How they met: Well, it was on Family Ties—but nothing happened at first. The couple told Oprah:
POLLAN: It wasn’t that I wasn’t attracted to him—I was just dating someone else.
FOX: And it wasn’t that I wasn’t attracted to her—the guy she was dating was just bigger than me.
They officially began seeing each other in 1987, while filming Bright Lights, Big City.
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson
Married: April 30, 1988 – present
Duration: 31 years
How you know them: He’s in every movie you’ve ever loved, plus Bosom Buddies. She’s a prolific actress herself, most recently appearing as the high-maintenance Evie on HBO’s Girls.
How they met: Speaking of Bosom Buddies … the couple first crossed paths filming the cross-dressing comedy in 1981. Wilson played the Lucifer-loving romantic interest to Hanks’ co-star, Peter Scolari. (Watch the clip here!)
Three years later, Hanks starred with her in Volunteers, and sparks flew. In time, Hanks left his unhappy marriage, and Wilson broke up with her fiancée, claiming, “I didn’t know what being in love was until I met Tom.” The couple wed in 1988.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall
Married: June 25, 1987 – present
Duration: nearly 32 years
How you know them: Hall is a former Saturday Night Live cast member and current behind-the-scenes TV pro. And she’s … aw, come on. You know who she is. If not, this should help jog your memory.
How they met: In college! Both were heavily into the comedy scene at Northwestern University. In 1982, their troupe, the Practical Theater Company, attracted the attention of SNL’s then-producer, Dick Ebersol, who hired all four members right out of school. Julia’s been with Hall ever since. “Brad was the right guy, and he’s remained the right guy,” she says.
Mark Harmon & Pam Dawber
Married: March 21, 1987 – present
Duration: 32 years
How you know them: He’s the star of NCIS, Chicago Hope, and St. Elsewhere. She played Mindy in Mork and Mindy, and the lead in My Sister Sam.
How they met: Famously private about their relationship, rumor has it the pair hooked up at a party in March of 1986, two months after Harmon was named People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.
(From that interview: “When I marry, I want it to be everything this town says it can’t be. I’m not into catting around.”) They were engaged by summer’s end and wed the following March.
Jamie Lee Curtis & Christopher Guest
Married: December 18, 1984 – present
Duration: 34 years
How you know them: She’s a TV and movie star, as well as the spokeswoman for Activia yogurt. He’s the brilliant director of improvised comedies like Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show.
How they met: Years before their official first date, Curtis saw a picture of Guest in Rolling Stone—dressed like this, promoting This is Spinal Tap—and said to a friend, “I’m going to marry that man.” She cold-called him, and he never called back.
Months later, they locked eyes at a Hollywood restaurant called Hugo’s. He phoned the next day, and they walked the aisle less than six months later.
Keith Richards & Patti Hansen
Married: December 18, 1983 (his 40th birthday) – present
Duration: 35 years
How you know them: She’s a model and two-time cancer survivor. He’s the hard-living lead guitarist for the Rolling Stones. Together, they have two daughters, Theodora and Alexandra, also models.
How they met: The first time was in 1979, when he scored champagne for her at Studio 54; they hooked up for good at Richards’ 36th birthday party months later. Hansen describes him as a romantic, sending her mixtapes and letters “written with his own blood.”
And though her parents weren’t pleased at first—especially after Keef drunkenly wrecked his guitar on their dining-room table—the couple married in 1983, with Mick Jagger playing best man.
Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne
Married: July 4, 1982 – present
Duration: almost 37 years
How you know them: She’s a rock manager and the bawdy, delightful co-host of The Talk. He’s the Prince of Darkness.
How they met: Sharon’s father, Don Arden, was famously managing Black Sabbath when his 17-year-old daughter first met frontman Ozzy Osbourne in the early ‘70s. By 1979, Ozzy was a solo act, Sharon was his lover and manager, and the rest … is bat-biting, drug-and-alcohol-fueled, reality show history.
Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
Married: May 19, 1997 – present
Duration: 22 years
How you know them:She’s Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City and he is best known for…. Anyone? Anyone? … Bueller?… Bueller?
How they met: Broderick and Parker first met in 1991, introduced by Parker’s brothers. They took things slowly, and didn’t tie the knot until 1997 in a small wedding.
Despite some recent negative press, the couple just celebrated their 22 years of marriage.
Meryl Streep & Don Gummer
Married: September 30, 1978 – present
Duration: 40 years
How you know them: She might be the greatest living actress; star of Sophie’s Choice and The Devil Wears Prada. He is a famous sculptor.
How they met: The longest tenured relationship on this list, the couple met in 1978 under unfavorable circumstances. Streep’s boyfriend, John Cazale, passed away, and she turned to her brother’s friend, Gummer, for support.
Six months later, they got married. Despite the short courtship, they have enjoyed a long and happy marriage. They have four children.
Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness
Married: April 11, 1996 – present
Duration: 23 years
How you know them: He’s best known for his starring role in Wolverine. She is a famous Australian Actress in her own right.
How they met: Despite his recent fame, when Jackman and Furness first met on the set of Australian dram Corelli, she was the star. “She was the star. I had this major crush on her,” Jackman told Ellen DeGeneres back in 2016.
Despite the age difference, Jackman knew within two weeks that he wanted to spend his life with her and proposed just four months later.
Honorable Mention: Kurt Russell & Goldie Hawn
Married: Not quite
Duration: 36 years
How you know them: You know them. She starred in Cactus Flower, Private Benjamin and Overboard, and he starred in Backdraft, Tombstone and Overboard.
How they met: Even though they never married, after 36 years together, we thought they deserve an honorable mention. The pair first met on the set of the set of The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band in 1968 when Hawn was 23 and Russell just 17.
Afterward, they lived their separate lives, both getting married to others before eventually divorcing. 15 years after they first shared the stage they were back together in an audition for Swing Shift.
It wasn’t exactly smooth sailing when they started dating. On their first date involved getting the police called on themselves while breaking into Hawn’s newly purchased home when she forgot her key.
20 Celebrity Couples Who Have Been Together Forever
Hollywood is known for a lot of things, but a breeding ground for successful, long-term marriages definitely isn’t one of them. Between dual careers (and dualing egos) and the prying eyes of the paparazzi, many of our favorite celebrity couples (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston—and their subsequent remarriages) just didn’t have what it takes to go the distance.
That said, there are a surprising number of star couples who have made their love last. Some, like Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, have said open communication is key, while others like Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, believe fights are inevitable, but should make the relationship stronger in the end. Whatever their secret sauce may be, here are 20 celebrity couples who have been together for more than 10 years which, by Hollywood standards, is forever and a day. And if you’re in the market for some great marriage advice yourself, don’t miss the 30 Things You’re Doing Right That Will Improve Your Marriage.
1 Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Hanks clearly understands the old saying, “happy wife, happy life.” He once told Oprah Winfrey, “I’m a lucky man. Rita could have done better, but, you know, every now and again, you win the lottery.” One of Hollywood’s most enduring couples were first linked after they met on the set of Bosom Buddies, the popular eighties sitcom that launched Hanks’ career. The couple married in 1988 and have two sons, Chet and Truman Hanks.
2 Beyoncé and Jay Z
Beyoncé has said she was 19 when she began dating Jay Z, so their relationship started in either 1999 or 2000. When they finally got married April 2008, they kept all the details about their nuptials a secret, which sent the tabloids on a wild goose chase. (They got their marriage license in Scarsdale, New York, while visiting one of Jay’s lawyers.)
The couple have had their share of marital woes, to be sure, which were revealed when a tape was leaked of a physical fight between Jay and Queen B’s sister, Solange Knowles, in an elevator after the Met Gala in 2014. It was reported that Solange was furious over her brother-in-law’s alleged infidelity. Rumors of a break-up swirled at the time but Bey made “Lemonade” out of lemons and the couple, who are parents to Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir Carter, seems tighter than ever.
“Nothing is harder than this. By far,” Jay admitted when he talked about rebooting his marriage after the incident. “I’m telling you, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” And for some great, feel-good love stories, see the 20 Marriage Proposals That Will Make You Believe in True Love.
3 Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
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The Oscar-winning actress met the cameraman on the set of The Mexican in 2000. She was dating Benjamin Bratt at the time and he was married, but true love conquered all and they wed in 2002 and are now the parents of three children Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry Daniel Moder.
4 Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
The longtime couple, who just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary last month, met when Pollan was cast as Fox’s love interest on the NBC hit Family Ties back in the eighties. The stars made it official in 1988, one year before Back to the Future Part II was released.
The actor, who went public with his struggles with Parkinson Disease in 1998 (he was diagnosed in 1991) has said, “I wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for Tracy, I don’t doubt that. When I told her about the Parkinson’s I said to her, ‘Are you in for this?’ and she said, ‘I’m in for it.'” They have four kids: Sam, Esme, Aquinnah, and Schuyler Fox.
5 Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick
Kevin Bacon told TV host Stephen Colbert in 2014 that he first met his future bride when she was just a child. “She was a little girl, yeah, she was 12 years old,” he said at the time.
With their seven-year age difference, (he was 19 at the time) they didn’t start dating right then and there. It wasn’t until they met again on the set of “Lemon Sky” in the ’80s (when both were in their 20s) that they started their long love affair. The actors tied the knot on September 4, 1988. Sedgwick has said that she wasn’t very attracted to Bacon initially, but he obviously grew on her. Today they have two kids, Travis and Sosie Bacon.
6 Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
The couple first hit it off while working with the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City. For their 20th anniversary last year, Huffman took to Twitter to sing Macy’s praises. “You took me home in ’85,” she tweeted. “Married me in ’97. You give me a thrill every time you walk through the door. TY for marrying me 20 yrs ago today.” She has explained the secret of their marriage this way: “Every day we sit down and make sure we take half an hour—each person gets 15 minutes—just to talk, with no crosstalk. You kind of just deeply check in with the other person. You kind of actually see what’s going on with the other person without any talk-back.”
7 Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
One of Hollywood’s most successful romances started back in 1983 when the actors met on the set of Swing Shift. Though they’ve never technically married, the ageless actress (and mother of Kate Hudson) credits their longevity as a couple to communication. She told People, “You have to want to stay together and really want to. Therefore you work to be together.”
8 Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
SJP spilt from Robert Downey, Jr. and started dating the Ferris Bueller star in 1991. The couple, who live in New York City and are frequently spotted on public transportation around town, have three children: son James Wilkie and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha Broderick.
“We’re very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life,” Parker has said. “I love that he’s the father of my children, and it’s because of him that there’s this whole other world that I love.” Fun fact: they share a wedding anniversary (May 19) with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And for some funny photos of the two, check out these 30 Wildly Entertaining Photos of Celebrities Using Public Transportation.
9 Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
The popular talk show host and the Scandal actress have been a couple since 2004. When the same-sex marriage ban in California was lifted in 2008, they had a lavish wedding at their California home. De Rossi reportedly also legally changed her name to Portia Lee James DeGeneres. They don’t have any children, but the avid animal lovers do have lots of pets.While the tabs have them breaking up every year, they are still going strong a decade later.
10 Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
The couple is celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary this year after falling in love on the set of the ABC daytime soap All My Children back when they were both just starting out in the business. Ripa recently talked to Anna Faris for her podcast “Unqualified” at Comic-Con in San Diego about her marriage.
“This is what I’ve found works for me in my marriage with Mark: You’re gonna fight. You’re gonna have at each other. We’re gonna annoy each other and do stuff that irritates each other because we’re human beings. But at the end of the day, we’re loyal to each other, we care about each other deeply. We’re good friends and, you know, relationships evolve and we just happen to be lucky enough that we evolved together. We grew together. Our roots became entangled.” They raised their three kids, Michael, Lola and Joaquin Consuelos, in New York City and still live there today.
11 David and Victoria Beckham
The former Spice Girl and the soccer superstar met in the Manchester United players’ lounge in 1997 and, Victoria has said, had a “whirlwind romance,” which culminated in marriage in 1999. The ever-present royal wedding guests have since had four children together and racked up a joint net worth reportedly close to $685 million.
12 Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith
The actress first caught her future husband’s eye in 1994 when he was starring in the sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and she was auditioning for the role of his girlfriend. Jada didn’t get the part, but she became wife in real life in 1997.
There are have been all kinds of wild headlines about the couple, including the persistent tabloid rumors that they have an “open marriage.” Jada has said, “Will and I trust each other implicitly. I’m not the kind of woman who believes a man is not going to be attracted to other women. I’m just not that girl. And just because your man is attracted to other women, does not mean he doesn’t love you!” Got that?
13 Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
The indie actors met at a dinner party in 2002 and announced their pregnancy and engagement at the same time in 2006. They married in 2009 in a small private ceremony in Italy and live in New York City with their daughter, Ramona. In one of our favorite jokes from “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, the two were given the unofficial “Bennifer” and “Brangelina”-style celebrity couple nickname of “Aaar-aaa.”
14 Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
The man best known as Borat met Fisher at a party in Sydney, Australia, in 2002. They waited eight years to get married, during which time the Wedding Crashers actress spent three years studying so she could convert to Judaism.
“I will definitely have a Jewish wedding just to be with Sacha. I would do anything—move into any religion—to be united in marriage with him. We have a future together, and religion comes second to love as far as we are concerned,” she said before their 2010 wedding.
15 Mark Wahlberg and Rea Durham
The couple’s first date was at a church and they spent the next eight years together and had three children—Ella Rae, Michael, and Brendan Joseph Wahlberg—before marrying in 2009. When they said “I do,” the ceremony was attended by their children and a few close friends and family at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills.
16 Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber
The supermodel and businessman married in 1998, three years after her headline-making divorce from Richard Gere (the couple famously spent $30,000 on a newspaper ad in The Times of London declaring their love and denying divorce rumors the year before their spilt).
Crawford and Gerber, who are BFFs with George and Amal Clooney, have both said they love their low-key family life in Malibu, where they raised their two kids, Kaia and Presley Gerber (who, not surprisingly are both hot models of the moment). Last year Crawford explained the secret to her successful marriage to The Daily Telegraph this way: “I make my husband a priority and don’t take things for granted. If I’m away for three days, then I make sure I’m around the next week. I’m very realistic about how much time stuff takes and I find the balance.”
17 Elton John and David Furnish
The singer and his partner got together in 1993. In 2005, they entered a civil partnership in England and legally married in 2015. Today, they’re devoted fathers to their two sons, Zachary and Elijah Furnish-John.
18 Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa
Sometimes the path to true love is pretty messy, which was the case with this long-time rock and roll couple. The Boss and his second wife first met at the Stone Pony, a well-known New Jersey bar in the early eighties. Springsteen was married to actress and model Julianne Phillips, but fell for Scialfa, who was in the E Street Band, and they had an affair. After Springsteen divorced Phillips in 1989, he moved in with Scialfa and married her in 1991. The couple, who live in New Jersey, have three children: Evan James, Jessica Rae, and Samuel Ryan.
19 Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
The couple reportedly met at the Yale School of Drama, in 1980, long before they both became an award-winning actors. For nearly 14 years they were part of the same collegiate circle before their friendship turned into a love affair. They finally married in October 1997 and are the parents of twins born in January 2006 via surrogate after years of trying to conceive.
Their strong religious faith is something they have both said is important in keeping their marriage strong. Vance has said, “I’ve learned that the Lord is first and that my wife is the most important thing on this earth. The decisions in our marriage aren’t easier, but they are clearer because of our relationship with God.” Bassett believes, “God brought me a husband who loves me. But it is because I have a relationship with God, I can have a better relationship with my husband.”
20 Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
The How I Met Your Mother star and actor-chef Burtka started dating in 2004. “I initially fell for David harder than he fell for me,” Harris told Out in 2012. “I was in love with him before he was comfortable saying it. I remember saying, ‘I think I love you,’ and he was like, ‘That’s really nice,’ which is not necessarily what you want to hear. But I appreciated his honesty in not jumping the gun and saying something because he felt obliged to.”
The dapper duo were together for a decade before saying “I do” in Italy in 2014 (Elton John performed at the ceremony!), with their twins, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott Burtka-Harris, in attendance.
Diane Clehane is a New York-based journalist and author of Imagining Diana and Diana: The Secrets of Her Style.
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Married Hollywood Couples That Will Make You Believe In Happy Endings
With recent times, the notion of ‘happy endings’ is fast disappearing. It is not a cakewalk to make a relationship, let alone a marriage last in a fulfilling manner. This requires several adjustments and compromising as well as prioritizing your partner in every way. But it becomes all the more difficult when every aspect of your relationship comes under the public eye. It is often believed that celebrity marriages have a specific term or a period attached to it and are destined to be a short-lived one. But here are some Hollywood couples who are not only enjoying marital bliss but are a prime example of complete companionship and togetherness.
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Steve and Nancy Carell
The Office star has had quite a fairytale romance with his wife Nancy. The two reportedly met when Nancy took his improv class in the Second City comedy troupe which took place in Chicago. The two soon tied the knot in the year 1995. The duo also made many appearances together on several shows but they are primarily known for their presence on The Daily Show. In an earlier interview, Steve reportedly revealed that he thought Nancy hated him at first as she was very quiet around him. The actor went on to reveal later that his wife was just as nervous as him and was only trying to act cool.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
The couple proved that there is still hope even if life offers you several heartbreaks. After many failed relationships, Ryan and Blake met each other on the sets of their film, Green Lantern in the year 2010. The duo soon started their whirlwind romance in the year 2011. They soon tied the knot on September 9, 2012, and since then, have been painting the town red with their love. The couple is also proud parents to two lovely daughters and recently welcomed their third child during the summer of 2019.
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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
They are still considered one of the most adorable couples in Hollywood. The pair started dating in the year 2008. They soon got engaged in the year 2009 and then went on to tie the knot in a fairytale ceremony in the year 2010 in Como, Italy. The couple has also raised their two daughters, Hazel and Violet, together. The duo never fails to celebrate each other’s achievements and have managed to keep that beautiful spark alive in their marriage.
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10 Celebrity Couples Who Are Still Together — Plus Some Tips
It feels great to be in love. Being in a long-term relationship with that special someone provides you with a sense of warmth and security, especially after numerous failed attempts and a string of heartbreak.
Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky. This is especially true when you turn the focus to celebrity couples. Although divorce and scandals are common among celebrities, there are some couples who’ve managed to defy the odds.
Here are 10 celebrity couples who are still together.
1. Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon
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Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon know how to keep their love fresh. When life gives them lemons, they make lemonade. One example was after the couple realized they were one of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme victims. E! News reports the duo has said they worked out their issues by having more sex instead of fighting or getting stressed with each other. Sedgwick and Bacon have been married since 1988.
2. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
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Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are in this relationship for the long haul. The lovebirds have been dating since 1983 and have four children. Like Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham, the couple has chosen to stay partners instead of making it official by becoming husband and wife. Thirty-four years later, they’re still together.
3. Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
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Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks have been married for nearly three decades. One year after Hanks divorced his first wife, Samantha Lewes (the stage name of Susan Jane Dillingham), he married Wilson. Wilson and Hanks met in 1984 on the set of the Peace Corps comedy Volunteers, and have been starry-eyed ever since.
4. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have staying power. The duo has managed to stay together after almost 20 years of marriage. Their secret? According to The Sun, Will Smith says one way they have kept the love alive is by seeking marriage counseling. The couple is also rumored to have an open relationship.
5. Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan
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Michael J. Fox married his Family Ties co-star in 1988.The couple has remained committed in both sickness and in health. Despite Fox’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis in 1991 at the age of 29, the couple is staying strong.
6. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar, former star of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, said “I do” to her love back in 2002. Fifteen years and two kids later, the pair is still going strong.
7. Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham
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Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham have true staying power. The couple has been dating since 1986 and have been engaged since 1992. While wedding rumors have been flying more recently, Oprah says she doesn’t have plans to tie the knot anytime soon.
8. Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld
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Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld prove laughter is a key ingredient to a long-lasting relationship. The Seinfeld star and his wife have been married since 1999.
9. Denzel and Pauletta Washington
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Although this couple has been the center of their share of divorce rumors, they have stayed together for more than three decades. The Fences star has been married to his long-time sweetheart since 1983.
10. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
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This celebrity couple knows how to make love last. The stars of Sex and the City and Ferris Beuller’s Day Off haven’t let fame interfere with their relationship. Parker and Broderick have been married since 1997.
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List of the Longest Hollywood Marriages ranked by their duration in years. Hollywood marriages are known to be notoriously short, but a few couples have remained happy together for decades. Some couples are both successful actors, while other couples have one spouse who is a mega-star while the other is unknown to the public.
Who tops our list of the longest Hollywood marriages? Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara top our list. They were been married for 61 years until Meara’s death in 2015. They had two children together, Amy and Ben Stiller. Stiller and Meara first gained attention as a successful comedy duo. Stiller went on to appear on successful television shows like “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens” and Meara appeared on “Sex and the City.”
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been married since 1988. They have two children together and Tom has two children from a previous marriage. Both spouses have successful acting and producing careers. Other actors who have had long Hollywood marriages include Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, and Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest.
Check out these famous celebrity successes, and don’t forget to check out famous interracial couples as well.
With so much love in Hollywood, it’s hard to pick the cutest celebrity couples. There are some that make us laugh (like Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, and Chrissy Teigen and John Legend), while others simply make us swoon with their public displays of affection, both on and off screen. (Looking at you, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.)
2018 was a rough year for celebrity couples. With the breakups of fan-favorite relationships, like Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan and Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, we just about gave up on love in Hollywood, until 2019 rolled around. So far, the year has been filled with celebrity engagements, marriages and new relationships. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are married. So are Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra.
There are bound to be more celebrity couples to come in 2019, but at least we can rely on these dozen or so Hollywood relationships to always give us joy. We can’t stop anyone from doing anything, but if these celebrity couples were to break up, we would be devastated. We don’t know if these couples will last forever (though some of them have been together for well over a decade), but we love them together. Here are 12 celebrity couples we hope to never break up.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Teigen and Legend are the internet’s power couple. Not only do they troll each other on the regular (thanks mostly to Teigen), but the couple also share two beautiful children: 2-year-old daughter Luna and 8-month-old son Miles. As legend has it, the couple met in 2007 after Teigen starred as Legend’s love interest in the music video for his song “Stereo.” They first met when Teigen walked in on Legend in his dressing room, ironing in his underwear. “I said, ‘You do your own ironing!?’ He said, ‘Of course I do.’ I gave him a hug,’” she recalled to Cosmopolitan. Later that night, the couple hooked up. But it wasn’t until later, after months of FaceTiming while Legend was on tour, that the couple started dating. The rest is history. Teigen and Legend wed in 2013 and they’ve been inseparable—especially on social media—ever since. “I joke about it a lot, but I truly have the most incredible husband on the planet,” the mother of two said. “You are our everything. You completely made me a woman. We’ve grown together. Our family’s grown together. Our careers have grown together. This is so sappy. I’m sorry. I hate it,” Teigen said at Glamour’s Women of the Year event in 2018. “I didn’t cry during our wedding. I hate you, John, I really do.”
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Blunt and Krasinski had a massive year in 2018 when they starred as a couple living in a post-apocalyptic world, where no one can speak or make noise, in A Quiet Place, directed by Krasinski. Months later, they made our hearts swoon at the 2019 SAGs where Blunt won the award for Best Supporting Actress and her husband watched lovingly. But how did they meet? Well, their love story started in 2008 when Krasinski found himself immediately smitten with his now-wife. “It was one of those things where I wasn’t really looking for a relationship and I was thinking I’m going to take my time in L.A. Then I met her and I was so nervous. I was like, ‘Oh god, I think I’m going to fall in love with her.”‘ As I shook her hand I went, ‘I like you,’” he told Ellen DeGeneres in 2012. After that, the couple had their first date at a gun range. (Unique! We know.) But the couple almost never met if it wasn’t for Krasinski’s role on The Office, which brought him to Los Angeles at a time where he was considering giving up acting. “It’s a little bit of an existential crisis after a while, because I wouldn’t have met my wife, I wouldn’t have been out in L.A. Truly, when I say the show has given me everything, it’s given me everything,” he told DeGeneres. The couple wed in 2010.
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
From the moment the couple met, de Rossi knew she was in love with DeGeneres. But she couldn’t immediately admit to her feelings due to being closeted at the time and fearing for her career if she came out. “ when I first laid eyes on her, but it took me three years to actually tell her how I felt about her because I was on ‘Ally McBeal’ at the time, and I was not living as an openly gay person,” she said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. “I was closeted and very, very afraid that if I talked about being gay, it would be the end of my career, so I wasn’t about to date the most famous lesbian in the world.” It wasn’t until years later when the two met again did De Rossi muster the confidence to come out and know that DeGeneres was the woman she had to be with for the rest of her life. “I just walked over to say hello to her, and I couldn’t believe it, but she turned around and it was like an arrow was shot through my heart,” she said. “I felt weak at the knees, and I was overwhelmed with how I felt, but then it took me about 10 months to get the courage up to actually do anything about it.” The couple wed in 2008, and have been going strong for more than a decade.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Reynolds and Lively played love interests in 2011’s Green Lantern, but they didn’t start dating until a year later. The two, who had been close friends for that year, developed feelings for each other when they were on a double date with other people. Though Reynolds admitted in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that it was “weird” transitioning out of the friend zone, we’re sure he’s glad that the two made that leap. “We were buddies then. I remember it was funny because for about a year after Green Lantern had come and gone and all that stuff, we were both single,” Reynolds said. “We went on a double date. She was on a date with another guy, and I was on a date with another girl. “That was the most awkward date from their perspective probably because we were just like fireworks coming across. It was weird at first, but we were buddies for a long time. I think it’s the best way to have a relationship is to start as friends.” They married in 2012 and share two daughters together: 4-year-old James and 2-year-old Inez
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Cyrus and Hemsworth’s love story began in when they filmed 2010’s The Last Song in the summer of 2009. The film, based on Nicholas Sparks’s book of the same name, follows a troubled teenager (played by Cyrus) who falls in love with a local small-town boy (played by Hemsworth.) However, it wasn’t love at first sight. In a 2009 interview with Seventeen, Cyrus talked about her first audition with Hemsworth and how she was turned off by his attitude. It wasn’t until later, when she get to know him, that she fell for him.
“I heard a rumor that he didn’t really want the role,” Cyrus said. “And when he came in to audition for the role, I’m thinking, ‘Here’s this guy, he’s amazingly good-looking, super confident and he doesn’t realize how blessed he is to be in this room, because I know how blessed I am. This is such a big opportunity for both of us. And I was thinking, ‘Ugh, gross.’ You know?” They dated on and off for almost a decade before marrying in a secret ceremony in Cyrus’s home state of Tennessee in December 2018.
Barack and Michelle Obama
No cuter couple has lived in the White House than Barack and Michelle Obama. The former POTUS and FLOTUS met in 1989 when Michelle was assigned as Barack’s mentor at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP. Though they both attended Harvard University, it wasn’t until this moment, when Barack was 28 and Michelle was 25, that they first met. “Barack, about a month in, asked me out, and I thought ‘No way. This is completely tacky,‘” Michelle told ABC News. Eventually, she gave in and went out with her now-husband and the two started a serious relationship. Their date included lunch at the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by a walk around a park. The date ended with them going to see the Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing. The two married in 1992, and six years later, they welcomed their first daughter, Malia, who is now 20. Three years later, they welcomed their second daughter, Sasha, who is now 17.
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David and Victoria Beckham
Victoria and David Beckham met at a charity soccer game in 1997, when she was at the height of her fame with the Spice Girls and he was an unknown soccer player. Victoria was in a lounge for the players of Manchester United, the team David played for, when she spotted her future husband. She wrote about the experience, which she considered love at first sight, for British Vogue. “And, yes, love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players’ lounge—although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy,” she wrote. “While the other football players stand at the bar drinking with their mates, you will see David standing aside with his family. (He’s not even in the first team at this stage—you are the famous one.) And he has such a cute smile. You, too, are close to your family, and you will think how similar he feels to you. He’s going to ask for your number. (He still has the London-to-Manchester plane ticket on which you wrote it.)” They married in 1999, and share four children together: Brooklyn, 19, Romeo, 16, Cruz, 13, and Harper, 7.
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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Harris was in his mid-20s when he met Burtka, who was in a relationship at the time. The two first met when Harris went to meet his friend, Katie, who was also mutual friends with Burtka, someone Harris described as a “brooding, James Dean-type guy in a leather jacket.” After mistaking Burtka for his friend’s boyfriend, Katie told Harris that Burtka wasn’t actually straight, but he was in a relationship. “I was in another relationship when I met Neil and was doing the long-distance, New York-to-LA thing. It was sort of on the rocks. Long distance is so hard,” Burtka told Out. It wasn’t until some time later when Burtka and Harris ran into each other in New York City and started becoming friends that they realized how much chemistry they had with each other. “I ended up breaking with my boyfriend, and a week later, Neil and I had a date,” Burtka said. “We started hanging out every single night, and after three months, it was just non-stop. We talk on the phone at least eight times a day and text at least 25 times a day.” The two married in September 2014 and share two children together: 8-year-old twins Gideon and Harper.
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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Kutcher and Kunis first met when they starred on Fox’s That ’70s Show from 1998 to 2006. But they didn’t start dating until much later. After they married, dated and divorced other people, the two ran into each other at an awards show. They kept in touch the entire time, but it wasn’t until they saw each other face to face, years after their show ended, that they saw each other in a different, more romantic light. “And then we ran into each other at a party, at an award show. So I see this guy, and I see his back, and he’s really tall , and I was like who’s that tall guy?…And I’m standing there like this, literally like ‘Hmm…”a nd I’m wearing this big poofy dress, and look ridiculous, and then he just turns around, and it was like literally, if we were in a movie, the music would just start playing and violins would go. I just went . Like, I think he for the first time ever took my breath away….I was like, ‘Fuck, he’s good looking,’” Kunis told Glamour.
After reuniting, the two became friends with benefits, much like their characters in their many, many rom-coms, before they started falling for each other IRL. “ just got out of a marriage. I got out of a long relationship. I was single and having the best time ever. I was totally dating, having a great time, and I was like, ‘I’m never getting married.’ He’s like, ‘Great, neither am I!’ And we’re like shaking hands on it and we’re like, ‘Life is great!’ A year later, we’re like, ‘Tomorrow, let’s get married,’” Kunis told Howard Stern. The rest is history. Kutcher and Kunis married in 2015 and have two children together: 4-year-old daughter Wyatt and 2-year-old son Dimitri.
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Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo
Levine was first introduced to Prinsloo over email when Maroon 5 was looking for a model to star in a music video. “I met my husband through a mutual friend. Adam was looking for a girl for a music video that could do some action stuff, and our friend was like, ‘You should meet Behati because she’s a total tomboy and down for anything,’ so he emailed me asking if I could do it,” Prinsloo told PorterEdit. The music video plans fell through, but Prinsloo and Levine kept in touch. After a month of emailing, the two met in person in Los Angeles, where Prinsloo traveled to for a job, and went on their first date. It didn’t take them long to fall in love. “We talked for hours and had the best time. It was love at first sight, it was crazy. We broke up for two months, realized that it was the worst decision, then got back together, got engaged and got married. It was a wild ride!” she said. The two married in 2014 and share two children together: 2-year-old Dusty Rose and 11-month-old Gio Grace.
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady
Gisele Bündchen was single for a year and wasn’t looking for a serious relationship when she met her now-husband, Tom Brady. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the model revealed that the two were set up on a date. Immediately, she was smitten, despite her hesitance to jump into a serious relationship—something she had been in nearly her entire adult life. As she says, though, you don’t get to choose when you fall in love. “I knew right way—the first time I saw him. We met through a friend. The moment I saw him, he smiled and I was like, ‘That is the most beautiful, charismatic smile I’ve ever seen!’” Bündchen said. “We sat and talked for three hours. I had to go home for Christmas, but I didn’t want to leave. You know that feeling of, like, you can’t get enough? From the first day we met, we’ve never spent one day without speaking to each other.” “I’d been single for a year, and I wasn’t looking for a relationship. I’d always been in serious relationships, but you learn a lot about yourself when you’re by yourself, and I was enjoying that process. But you don’t choose.” The two married in 2009, and share two children together: 9-year-old son Benjamin Rein and 6-year-old daughter Vivian Lake.
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